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The Sena SMH5-FM features a built-in FM stereo tuner so users can listen to their favorite radio stations while cruising down the road. The SMH5-FM utilizes the latest in Bluetooth version 3.0 technology and also comes standard with intercom functionality.

With the SMH5-FM, the rider can call hands free on a mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have two-way intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or another motorcycle rider.

“Incorporating an FM tuner into our SMH5 Bluetooth headset is an upgrade we are very pleased with and one we think our customers will appreciate,” said Tae Kim, President and CEO of Sena Technologies, Inc. “Since its release in the summer of 2012, the SMH5 has been a popular addition to the Sena line of Bluetooth headset options available for motorcycle riders. The new SMH5-FM enhances those options at an accessible price.”

The Sena SMH5-FM offers more features than its sister product, the SMH5. The SMH5-FM uses the Bluetooth 3.0 to provide multi-pair Bluetooth intercom up to 700 meters (760 yards) compared to the standard SMH5 which is 400 meters (430 yards).

It also has voice prompts, Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP, Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP, an easy-to-use jog dial, especially with gloved hands, a built-in FM radio tuner with channel scan/store function, optimal sounds level with integrated audio booster, hands free calling for mobile phones, Bluetooth or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation, water resistant for use in inclement weather, crystal clear and natural sound quality, up to seven hours talk time, six days stand-by time, charging on-the-go, individual volume control for each audio source, free firmware upgrades, and offers a complimentary two-year warranty.
Sena SMH5-fm
Sena Bluetooth

Sena Technologies, Inc. released the firmware version 1.2 of the Sena SMH5 Bluetooth communicator with a few improvements such as Bluetooth multipoint support and interoperability improvements. You can upgrade your firmware using the new Sena Bluetooth DeviceManager version 1.2 for Windows or 1.7 for Mac.

Please be sure to register your product online in order to download the Manager software, since firmware upgrade service is provided only to the registered users.

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– Multipoint
– Improved compatibility with Bluetooth onboard audio systems and GPS devices
– Minor bug fixes in audio management and intercom

Registered users can download the updates from the support section at www.Senabluetooth.com/support/ .

We’re happy to announce that we’re now a Heidenau tire dealer.

Founded in 1946 in Dresden Germany, Heidenau Tires’ success is based on the continuous improvement of their production processes and products. They have become very popular in the Adventure bike market because of their longevity and superior traction to the competition.

We’ll be stocking the Heidenau K60 Scout and the Heidenau K76 Dual sport tire but can get any tire in their product line with a 5-day lead time.

Heidenau Motorcycle Tires

No we’re not doing Hair Club for Men commercials but, if you’ve had the chance to talk to us at rallies you know that we pride ourselves on only selling products that we would use personally.

Well, our 2 piece jumper cable kits is one of those accessories, and I hoped I would never have occasion to use it. I’ve got it on my GSA, my DRZ, and my DR350 and Amy’s got one on her ST1300 and in all of the cases, it’s there “Just in Case”..

Over the Memorial day weekend we were riding in the GLMC 12hr Bonzai rally and the temps were predicted to be in the mid 90’s. It turns out that at about the 6th of our 15 stops the GSA’s battery decided that it had had enough of the heat.

Lucky for me both of the bikes we were riding in the event were equipped with the jumpers because if the bike got shut down, it wouldn’t start up on it’s own.

Sure we weren’t happy about having to take the extra time to jump start the bike but we were a lot happier that we didn’t have to rip any of the plastic off of the bike. All we did was plug the 2-wire SAE connector into the ST, put the clamps on the GS, and fire away.

The worst part about the whole process was forgetting to lock my seat back into place and not realizing it until mid-way through some killer twisties.

Now that my friends, made for an exciting little experience.

For the 5th year in a row we headed out to Indy for the annual Dealer show & Expo.

This is the one time a year where manufactures, distributors, and dealers get a chance to get together and not only look at current products, but get a sneak peek at what’s coming out that year.

What’s cool about it is we also get a chance to see some pretty interesting gear that the manufacturers bring to show off new products. Translation, lots of cool bikes and gear to look at for us farkle-heads.

Indy Dealer Show

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  • I've never thought of, or been asked, about mounting a Powerbar on an Adventure style bike. After seeing it up close and personal I'm thinking it's not a bad idea.
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  • PIAA has replaced the 1100's with new LED bulbs for better life.
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  • New Tire Pressure Monitor System from TireGard.
  • Sena's BT has to be one of the best we've seen in a long time. Not only is the quality great, but these folks are ACTIVELY maintaining and upgrading them to stay on the cutting edge.
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Living just minutes away from the Harley Museum and having been to the grounds you would think that I’d have taken the time to go through it. But, for whatever reason, that’s not the case and the closest I’ve ever come to walking through it was at a portable display at Harley’s 105th Anniversary.

So, to ring in the new year we decided to take a field trip into Milwaukee and see just what the Museum had to offer. We decided to upgrade and get the audio guide which compliments the plaques at each stop. There was a lot of good information that the audio tour provided so I’d say it’s worth the extra few bucks to spring for it.

The tour provided a great history of the brand and some interesting insight into the manufacturing history. The pictures below are but a small part of the tour and don’t do seeing the bikes up close and personal any justice.

If you’re in the neighborhood of the museum I’d suggest you stop in and see a part of the sports history.

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2011/2012 IMS Show Dates

The 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) schedule contains 12 venues, and will tour cities that represent the most motorcycle-dense populations in the United States, reaching 75% of the nation’s motorcycle enthusiasts.

The 31st annual International Motorcycle Show will offers attendees the unique opportunity to be the first to see the newest models, speak with knowledgeable product experts and be well-prepared for the upcoming riding season.

2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Dates:

  • November 18-20, 2011 – San Mateo County Event Center San Mateo, CA
  • December 2-4, 2011 – Dallas Convention Center Dallas, TX
  • December 9-11, 2011 – Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA
  • December 16-18, 2011 – Washington State Convention Center Seattle, WA
  • January 6-8, 2012 – Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI
  • January 13-15, 2012 – Washington Convention Center Washington D.C.
  • January 20-22, 2012 – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York, NY
  • January 27-29, 2012 – I-X Center Cleveland, OH
  • February 3-5, 2012 – Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN
  • February 10-12, 2012 – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Chicago, IL
  • February 24-26, 2012 – Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, NC
  • March 14-17, 2012 – Ocean Center Daytona Beach, FL

The upcoming tour will have an increased focus on bringing more manufacturers and an engaging show experience to the widest audience of enthusiasts across the country. Motorcycle riders and powersports fans from coast to coast will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of new street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs, UTVs and more.

The nation’s largest touring motorcycle event will also connect riders with products and services that support their motorcycling lifestyle, providing the opportunity to see, touch and try on the latest gear and accessories. This nationwide series will also feature new interactive entertainment, as well as educational experiences designed for all types of riders.

Kerry Graeber (Brand Director, Advantstar Powesports Group) says: “We are thrilled to bring an enhanced Progressive International Motorcycle Show series to 12 cities across the nation for the 2011-2012 season. This year’s series will offer an emergence of additional OEMs, bike models and brands. Plus, with a number of innovative new features, this tour will be our most interactive yet.”

Media Days are scheduled to take place in Long Beach, New York and Chicago, showcasing the latest new vehicles and product debuts. Additional opportunities will exist for licensed riders to test ride new motorcycles at select cities on the Tour. For more information visit motorcycleshows.com.

We’ve got a limited supply of entry discounts available to our customers. These discounts are good for online purchases and purchases made at the door. Just ask for one at your next visit and we’ll be happy to pass them on.

For some reason, every time I hear the words Isle of Man I think of the old Norton, Matchless, and Triumph days. I know it’s come a long way since those brands have been in the winners circle and this video reminds me how far it’s come.

Most certainly a bucket list place for me.

We’re just a few days away from departure for the Central ADV Rally up in Eagle River WI.

We do this rally a little different than other rallies because well, it’s just too much fun to work the whole weekend so we’ll be out running around on the trails in the morning, and returning to open up shop in the afternoon.

We’ll have specials on Baja Designs Fuego lights, Contour Video Camera’s, and more.

We’re also bringing some SPOT Messengers and BoneBag has managed to get 50% off of the first years tracking service, along with the $50 rebate for Central Rally attendee’s .

If you’re even remotely close to Eagle River and are into trail riding, this is a must attend event.

Central Adventure Rider Rally